Big BWN Project Brunei
Commonwealth Point of Light 173. Noorhafizah Rashid
Noorhafizah Rashid, representing Brunei, founded the 'Big BWN Project' in 2015 which works to empower young people, women and entrepreneurs through community development in Brunei Darussalam.
The ‘Big BWN Project’ has successfully conducted more than 300 projects and community impact initiatives to date, including the Brunei Young Entrepreneur Project, supporting local entrepreneurs to access business opportunities and contribute to the sustainable development of Brunei.
“I am extremely honoured and humbled to be receiving the Commonwealth Points of Light award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, and to represent Brunei at the Commonwealth. Everything that we have achieved and accomplished over the last 6 years with ‘Big BWN Project’ will not have been possible without the love and support that we received from the community. This recognition is our recognition, for those that have worked together with me and supported all our community work and efforts and for those who continue to inspire us to do more and better for our country and our people.”
John Virgoe, British High Commissioner to Brunei, said:
“We’re delighted that Her Majesty the Queen’s has awarded a Commonwealth Point of Light award to Fisha in recognition of her incredible work in Brunei, particularly during the pandemic.
“The United Kingdom (UK) is a champion of gender equality around the world and part of that is promoting opportunities for women to be recognised for the positive impact they have made in their community. It’s a happy coincidence that this award coincides with International Women’s Day and Commonwealth Day.”